Monday, March 16, 2009

Good Stimulus For The Pacific Crest Trail
Some stimulus funds to purchase land for a reroute near Agua Dulce. The trail is confusing in that area. I ended up bushwhacking after loosing the trail.
The trail, which stretches more than 2,600 miles from the California/Mexico border north into Washington, runs along the road between Vasquez Rocks and Sierra Highway, said Liz Bergeron, executive director of the Pacific Crest Trail Association.

The half-million dollars in the spending bill was secured by the United States Forest Service and will be allocated to the trail association to buy land.

Moving the trail off the road has so far taken about a decade, Bergeron said. Five parcels of land have been purchased already, and about six remain.

"We have made excellent progress," she said Friday.

I just have to mention local republican congressman
Howard "Buck" McKeon, a sack of shit, who did not vote for the bill, is taking credit for the money.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

love your commentary about the republican taking credit "a sack of shit" - no mincing words on it!

keep up the great blog work. Hope you are doing well Chef - we miss you and hope to cross paths sometime in the future! : ) will send some photos as spring hikes occur.

bucket & water